Cathedral Corp. Expands with Acquisition of AXIS Data Solutions in Orlando, FL

Marianne Gaige, president and CEO, Cathedral Corp.

David Salazar, president, AXIS Data Solutions.

ROME, NY—July 15, 2014—Cathedral Corp., a trusted provider of financial, marketing and fundraising communications for credit unions and banks, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and churches, has acquired AXIS Data Solutions, an Orlando, FL-based company that provides print, mail, and electronic presentment of transactional documents and customer care solutions to credit unions and government clients.

“Cathedral Corp.’s sustained success for 98 years reflects our focus on providing the highest quality and exceptional customer service to organizations and companies that also strive to provide the highest level of care to their members and customers,” said Cathedral Corp. President and CEO Marianne Gaige. “We recognize that each of our customers is unique, with varying needs and requirements. In the growing industries we serve, maximizing value for our customers means offering a wide range of flexible, cost-effective print and electronic communications solutions under one roof.”

Cathedral Corp. and AXIS Data Solutions have been competitors in industries they both understand, and share the same commitment to nurturing long-term customer relationships. “This purchase makes good sense for Cathedral Corp.,” noted Gaige. “We expand our geographic reach and consolidate our presence in key financial and government markets. Our customers—and their members and customers—are beneficiaries, too.”

AXIS Data Solutions President David Salazar agrees. “Our acquisition by Cathedral Corp. is a welcome development in a longtime relationship of mutual respect between our companies,” he said. “As part of Cathedral Corp. AXIS joins an industry leader—fiscally sound, firmly positioned in the markets we serve, and with the leadership and potential to grow.”

Cathedral and AXIS customers can look for continued excellence in production quality and customer service and expanded capabilities in data management and security (SSAE 16 Type II certification) and full-color digital print solutions.

As AXIS Data Solutions, a Florida Corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathedral Corp., AXIS will function with a high degree of autonomy. All leadership and staff are remaining in their current positions, with David Salazar continuing as president and Alicia Culp as COO. In addition, AXIS leadership becomes an active part of Cathedral’s senior management team.

AXIS Data Solutions, a Cathedral Co., will remain based in Florida, where Cathedral has taken a long-term lease of AXIS’s existing Orlando facility. AXIS will also serve as the Southeastern U.S. data processing and print production center for Cathedral Corp.’s customers in the religious, fundraising, and higher education markets.

About Cathedral Corp.
Cathedral Corp., headquartered in Rome, NY, and with facilities there and in Lincoln, RI and Hamden, CT, offers the Essentials line of print and electronic communication solutions to a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare, higher education, non-profit fundraising and churches. Cathedral Corp. transforms your customer information into stronger relationships that drive business growth through personalized print and digital media services.

About AXIS Data Solutions
AXIS Data Solutions, based in Orlando, FL, is an award-winning service firm delivering excellence in data programming, laser printing, mail processing, and e-business applications that meet the expanding needs of financial institutions, government entities, and corporations throughout the United States.

Source: Cathedral Corp.